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Call for new labels as Jack Reed, senator for Rhode Island, notes that ETFs have been labelled the "new weapons of mass destruction"
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This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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